Posts tagged volcanoes
Spanish Colonial Charm in Antigua: The Journey Part 9

Talk to some of the locals in the market. The locals here will give you all kinds of information and many are eager to learn about you and where you come from as well. I find many of the people tending to booths are more likely to talk if you make a purchase (even just a very small one). Start a conversation on whatever you just purchased, or about the market, or life in Antigua! Just get the courage to talk! The same goes for photos. Don't just walk up and snap pictures of them in the market working. It is considered rude. How would you feel if someone did it to you? Uncomfortable? Annoyed? Well, they are human beings too so respect their privacy as you would your own. I usually make a purchase and then ask politely if they mind if I take a photo. Most are accommodating but don't be offended if they decline.

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San Marcos: The Zen of Lake Atitlan and The Journey Part 8

Get up for the extraordinary sunrises or go out for an amazing sunset. In fact, San Marcos (and Lake Atitlan) has some of the most beautiful sunrises I have ever witnessed. During the cool mornings there is a smokey haze that surrounds the lake which is highlighted by the red tones in the sky during the sunset. The volcanoes around the lake bring a beautiful background to the entire scene. Early in the morning, the lake is very still and quiet so you get the reflections of the colorful sky and the beautiful volcanoes on the water. It is just so beautiful it is hard to put into words. Often in the mornings, there will be nobody else around so you get the added peace of having this beautiful scene to yourself.

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